bouclée


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bouclée

(ˈbuːkleɪ)
n
(Billiards & Snooker) a support for a cue in billiards formed by doubling the first finger so that its tip is aligned with the thumb at its second joint, to form a loop through which the cue may slide
[from French, literally: curled]
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